Archive | March, 2013

Health Benefits of Cacao (cocoa powder)

Health Benefits of Cacao (cocoa powder) ” Cacao beans are originally from Ecuador and mean “Food of the Gods.” They are from a species of tree called Theobroma cacao. The English evolved the pronunciation to “cocoa,” which is used today. In raw form, they have a high concentration of antioxidants that help cells repair themselves […]

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Health benefit – the humble but exotic Mache / Lamb’s Tongue Lettuce !

Health benefit – the humble but exotic Mache / Lamb’s Tongue Lettuce ! Mache, scientific name Valerianella locusta, AKA Vit, Corn salad and Lamb’s lettuce (a name designated because of its leaves’ resemblance to the shape of a lamb’s tongue) is a Stem lettuce type. Unlike most lettuce varieties, Mache grows very low to the […]

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Health benefit – the humble lettuce !

Health benefit – the humble lettuce ! Lettuce leaves are one of the very low calorie green-vegetables. 100 g fresh greens provide just 15 calories. Nonetheless, they are the store house of many phyto-nutrients that have health promoting and disease prevention properties. Vitamins in lettuce are plentiful. Fresh leaves are an excellent source of several […]

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Confirmed—Fructose Can Increase Your Hunger and Lead to Overeating

Confirmed—Fructose Can Increase Your Hunger and Lead to Overeating People everywhere are finally waking up to the indisputable fact that all sugars are not created equal when it comes to the physical end results they create. Scientists using newer functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) tests have now shown that fructose, a sugar found in most […]

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Health matters – Mother’s little helpers – Your Digestive System Dictates Whether You’re Sick or Well

Health matters – Mother’s little helpers – Your Digestive System Dictates Whether You’re Sick or Well More and more, science is finding that teeny tiny creatures living in your gut are there for a definite purpose. Known as your microbiome, about 100 trillion of these cells populate your body, particularly your intestines and other parts […]

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Health Matters – Cruelty free products

Health Matters – Cruelty free products Following the FANTASTIC NEWS ! Starting today, any cosmetics product or ingredient that is tested on animals can’t be sold in the European Union! “Any cosmetics product or ingredient that is tested on animals anywhere in the world cannot be sold in the European Union. So every one of […]

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Health matters – What You Need to Know About pH

Health matters – What You Need to Know About pH By Kris Carr  – Guest blog Remember high school science class? Well, if you don’t, here’s a little refresher course.                               The body maintains a delicate pH balance. Technically, pH is a measure of the hydrogen ion concentration in solution. Wha?   Don’t worry I won’t […]

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Health matters – Extra Body Weight Actually Decreases Bones

Health matters – Extra Body Weight Actually Decreases Bones In the past, doctors had theorized that excess body fat might have one benefit — it could protect against the bone disease osteoporosis. But a new study finds that deep belly fat may in fact contribute to osteoporosis. The reason is that certain types of fat […]

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Health matters – the wonderful BANANA – interesting FACTS

Health matters – the wonderful BANANA –  interesting FACTS This is interesting. After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again.Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.                                 Research has proven that just two […]

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Health matters – benefits of the Hibiscus flower

Health matters – benefits of the Hibiscus flower Hibiscus is the one of the most beautiful flowers. You may not believe it, but tea prepared from hibiscus is actually pretty famous. Like many other teas and flowers, hibiscus is known to be very healthy for the body.There are many benefits which the flower is known […]

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